Wannabeavoiceactor's Blog

April 25, 2010

Voice Actors in the News

Filed under: Links to Learn From — Tags: , , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 02:20

Here is a great site for keeping up with the latest Voice Acting news. Get to know your new field!

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Voice Talent Productions

Filed under: Links to Learn From — Tags: , , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 01:58

Added a new link to Voice Talent Productions. This is a fun blog that has articles that will be helpful to voiceover students, but even more, it is a slice of voiceover life. News, people, conferences, and just interesting observations on all sorts of things from professional voice actors. If you want to live the life, you oughta audit it a little first; and this is a good place to start.

April 24, 2010

Bill Pryce

Filed under: Links to Learn From, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 15:50

Added a link to Bill Pryce’s blog. Bill has a great blog which often has instructional posts that will be of interest to students, as well as just having a bunch of interesting posts on Voice Actors and VA life in general. Go there! You’ll like it!

Microphones

Filed under: Links to Learn From — Tags: , , , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 13:52

Keep in mind that we are just starting out and are really not in need of a Neumann U87 or some other such magnificent specimen of the old-world microphone-makers art!

On the other hand, the microphone that came with the computer is NOT gonna cut it, even for us newbies. (more…)

Audacity tutorials

Filed under: Links to Learn From — Tags: , , , , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 05:36

Just added a link to a site with a bunch of tutorials on how to download Audacity, how to add the extensions, how to set it up for optimal performance on your computer, and last of all, how to use it.

April 23, 2010

Recording Software

Filed under: Links to Learn From — Tags: , , , , , , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 01:26

If you are going to get serious about Voice Acting, you are going to have to be able to record your voice, and sooner or later you are going to have to be able to send it to people, probably as an MP3 file. That means you are going to have to get up to speed on some computer audio software. (more…)

April 22, 2010

Voice Actors in the News!

Filed under: general observations, Links to Learn From — Tags: , , , , , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 13:59

Well, a certain Voice Actor has come to my attention this morning and I just have to tell you. Its not everyday that a VA makes it into national news!

D C Douglas, who WAS the tag line voice of GEICO has been released from his duties there. And no, he’s not the little green dude. Full article is available on the Huffington Post.

Seems he just couldn’t stop himself from making a rude, but funny, phone call to one of the TeaBagger organizations and leaving a little message; which you can hear at the link. (more…)

Home Recording

Filed under: general observations — Tags: , , , , , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 04:40

Being a Voice Actor nowadays is a little different from the past (at least as far as I understand it). Once upon a time, VA’s had an agent and that agent set up auditions, and the talent went to a studio somewhere to audition. In fact, I think that a lot of the big names still operate that way.

For most of us starting out now though, things will probably be a little different. Many of us will start auditioning, and with luck booking jobs, before we get an agent. We will find these jobs online at the many casting sites and forums and even general sites like Craigslist. What we won’t be doing is traipsing off to some $500 an hour studio to lay down a couple clips in the off chance we will book a $150 job! (I know, I know; you spent 2 years, thousands of dollars in class fees, and countless hours reading aloud to yourself in a coat closet just so you could get a shot at making $150.00!?! — hmmm, how much does it cost to go to Hamburger U. again?) (more…)

April 21, 2010

Welcome to my Blog!

Filed under: general observations — Tags: , , , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 20:35

My name is Whitney Wyatt.  I became interested in Voice Acting a little while ago and started researching it by web and by visiting schools in person.  In just a few months, I made some great discoveries;

1.  The  people in the Voice Acting community are remarkably courteous and available to newcomers wishing to learn about their field; and in fact they have placed online thousands of hours worth of training videos and tens of thousands of posts and articles relating to Voice Acting  – all out there on the web, all available to the seeker for free.  Apparently done for no other reason than to assist other folks whom they do not even know, and most likely at the cost of many, many hours that might have been more profitably spent. Now there are also many fine products for sale from some of these people as well, absolutely nothing wrong with that,  and I would suggest that you help support them!

2.  There are zillions (scientifically speaking) of commercial sites out there that want to take your money and make you a crappy demo and don’t really have any interest in you, your education, or Voice Acting in general.

3.  There is no easy way to differentiate between the two sites without going to them all and checking them out.

So as I started this blog to chronicle my adventures in the Voice Acting world, I thought it might also be nice to try to put together a gathering of sites, blogs, articles, resources, etc. from people who are genuinely interested (and that is a surprisingly large number) in helping you navigate down the road to Voice Acting Nirvana.  If you have any suggestions for inclusion, post a comment or drop me a line at Whitsvoice(at)comcast.net

Thanks for stopping by — Hope you find something useful here.

Peter O’Connell

Filed under: Links to Learn From — Tags: , , , — wannabeavoiceactor @ 06:12

Added a link to Peter O’Connell’s Blog/Website.

This is a big site with something like 5 years worth of archives of posts covering voiceovers, marketing, news, and whatever strikes Peter’s fancy!

There is also an exhaustive list of VO Blogs and other sites of interest. And that’s not all!–as the man said; there is also an entire free E-Book about getting started in Voiceovers available here.

This site is a voiceover (and more) class in itself.

Check it out.

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